What is Cinetopia?
Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).
Days to Cinetopia
U-M Screen Arts Mavericks and Makers Symposium
University of Michigan’s Hatcher Library is home to extensive archives and materials documenting the careers of several American filmmakers known for coloring outside the lines: Robert Altman, Ira Deutchman, Nancy Savoca, John Sayles, and Orson Welles. Together they make U-M a major destination for research on these American maverick filmmakers.
Join us this June as we celebrate ALAN RUDOLPH as a member of this prestigious group. Panels, screenings, and special guests (including Mr. Rudolph himself) will take part.
The Arab Film Festival
Brought to you by the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn. Bringing the best of the best films from the Arab World and Arab American community to the doorstep of metro Detroit.
Short Film Competition
Detroit Voices is a local short film competition that champions Michigan filmmakers by showcasing the talent and creative spirit of our state. Submissions open through April 30!
"You'll have plenty of chances to see some of the best independent features and documentaries out there - plus the work of local emerging talent."
"The festival's programming is wide-ranging and eclectic - a mix of big name festival breakout hits as well as the obscure."
"A buffet for film fanatics."
"Cinetopia...grace[s] theatres in the Ann Arbor and Detroit metropolitan areas with a variety of dark full-length feature dramas, sardonic comedies, documentaries, and shorts to satisfy any local cinephile."
- Michigan Daily
Mark Your Calendars
31 May 2018
Opening Night Party (featuring Eighth Grade)
Festival Passholders are invited to join us at 5:30 PM for our opening night party! Then, All-Movie Pass and ticket holders, join us at 8:00 PM for the midwest premiere of EIGHTH GRADE (with director BO BURNHAM in attendance).
01 June 2018
FREE Outdoor Screening of The Princess Bride on Maynard
at dusk outside the Michigan Theater.
Join us for a free screening of this family classic in downtown Ann Arbor! Sponsored by State Street District and United Healthcare.
Cinetopia spans the greater Detroit Metropolitan area, with venues in downtown Detroit, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor.
603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
College for Creative Studies
Walter B Ford II Building
201 East Kirby Street
Detroit, MI, 48202
233 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The Wright Museum
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Detroit Film Theatre
at the Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue (enter off of John R)
Detroit, MI 48202
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124
4126 Third Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
The U-M Hatcher Library
913 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Cinetopia Latest Updates
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Drew Waller, Director of Sponsorship and Talent Acquisition for Cinetopia, has strong opinions about this year's lineup, and he couldn't wait to share them with everyone... For me, if a film can grab you with a compelling visual while delivering a unique story, it has...
Senior Festival Programmer Barbara Twist has weighed in on her top picks for this year's Cinetopia: Beside Still Waters – I first saw this film when I was on the Narrative Jury for the 2013 Austin Film Festival. I was struck by the way Chris Lowell, the...
#Cinetopia15 is proud to welcome a wide variety of writers, directors, producers and stars to discuss their films at the festival. From Tab Hunter and Greg Louganis on Skype to legendary comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Barry Crimmins appearing in person, and even...